The death of two construction workers who were building the JW Marriott Hotel in Orlando, Florida has resulted in citations for their employers and a renewed call for workplace safety.
When we think of worker's comp injuries, we think of construction workers who fall several stories, or loggers who suffer from chainsaw-related injuries, or factory workers crushed between competing pieces of machinery, or fishermen impaled on industrial-sized tuna hooks.
Shoes are as important to worker safety on construction sites as hard hats and safety goggles. The benefits far outstrip simple reinforced soles or steel toes.
When temperatures drop below freezing, hypothermia and frostbite are very real possibilities.
Every job – from the most active to the most desk-bound – can lead to serious, debilitating injury. If you carry heavy objects, perform repetitive actions or fail to wear the appropriate safety gear, you could leave yourself open to workplace injury.